Cayuta, New York

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Cayuta is a town in Schuyler County, New York, United States. The population was 545 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Cayuta occupies the southeast corner of the county and is northeast of Elmira, New York.

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History

The first pioneers arrived around 1798 near the community of Cayuta.

The town was created from part of the Town of Spencer (Tioga County) in 1824, before the formation of Schuyler County. The size was increased in 1854 by the addition of parts of two other towns: Catharine and Erin (then both in Chemung County). In the same year, Schuyler County was created, and Cayuta was included in the new county.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20.3 square miles (52.7 km²), all of it land.

The west, south, and east town lines border Chemung County, and the north town line border primarily Tompkins County.

Cayuta Creek is an important stream in the town, flowing southeast toward the Susquehanna River.

New York State Route 13 crosses New York State Route 224 at Alpine Junction.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 545 people, 212 households, and 161 families residing in the town. The population density was 26.8 people per square mile (10.4/km²). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 11.5/sq mi (4.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.15% White, 1.10% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.55% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

There were 212 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.90.

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